>>>>> "Eric" == Eric Z Ayers <eric@stripped> writes:
Eric> Thanks for the suggestions about upgrading libc or recompiling with
Eric> egcs. I recompiled with gcc because the RPM broke and I suspected
Eric> something flaky about egcs! I *really* think this is a bug in mysql,
Eric> here's what we did to make it go away.
Eric> mikec writes:
>> I think I found the MySQL problem. I had an entry in the hosts database for
>> a database called 'TestPlan' and when I removed it the mysqld stopped dumping
Eric> (there was no database named TestPlan)
We recently found a bug where a totally wrong entry in mysql.user
could force MySQL to dump a core (this has nothing to do if the
database exists or not). If you can reproduce this in MySQL 3.22.26,
please mail me your mysql.user table so that I can test this!